Automobile accidents are a daily occurrence on our nation's roads and highways, costing the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry billions of dollars in paid accident claims each year. While the great majority of accidents are unintentional, others are purposefully committed. Those intentional – staged – accidents are seen by criminals as an easy and profitable way to score big payouts from insurance companies. But at what cost?
Below are a few common caused accident scheme videos to look out for to avoid being victimized and potentially injured while driving. Should you be involved in any type of collision, refer to the NICB Accident and Fraud Prevention Checklist
to help ensure the circumstances of the accident are accurately recorded.
Staged Accident Scenario 1
Swoop and Squat
Left Turn Drive Down
Left Turn Exit Drive Down
Right Turn Drive Down
Curb Drive Down
Left Lane 3 Drive Down
Interview with NICB Special Agent Ike Watkins
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